Congrats William and Kate! The Royal Wedding Top 5

By Tessa Woolf April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding went off without a hitch this morning! Thank you Will and Kate for bringing class and elegance back to weddings!

The Royal Wedding was full of glamour, emotion, love and hope. How could you not be moved watching the beaming newlyweds smile, kiss and laugh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace?

There were so many touching moments throughout the wedding, but these five details made my heart pitter patter:

1. The Dress. I thought Kate looked smashing in her Alexander McQueen gown! Designed by Sarah Burton, I loved the gown's lace overlay, long sleeves, and deep v-neckline. Some may say it was "safe" and would have liked something more daring and dramatic, but to me the gown was pure Princess Catherine: beautiful, elegant, modest, and traditional.

2. The Hats. I was swooning over the sea of colorful, wildly designed hats and fascinators that filled Westminster Abbey. So fun and fancy! I fully advocate this fashion statement crossing the pond and becoming popular stateside.

3. Prince Harry. I think it's safe to say Harry is the world's most eligible bachelor. One of my favorite Royal Wedding moments was when Harry and William were standing side-by-side at the altar and Harry turned around to take a peek at Kate as she walked down the aisle. And it doesn't get more adorable than seeing Harry share a carriage ride with the young bridesmaids from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.

4. Pippa. Like her new brother-in-law, Pippa Middleton is quite possibly the world's most eligible bachelorette. Catherine's sister and maid of honor looked stunning in her white Alexander McQueen gown. And I must say, I enjoyed seeing the maid of honor dressed in white. Rather than upstaging the bride, it actually created a nice connection between the two girls.

5. The Kiss. And the Second Kiss.

When the newlyweds emerged on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to share their first public kiss(es), you could see Catherine utter the words, "Oh wow," upon seeing the massive crowds gathered outside. I couldn't help but smile along with the duo as they waved to the crowd.

What were your favorite Royal Wedding moments?

The love story of Princess Catherine and Prince William is indeed a fairytale come true. Here's wishing happily-ever-after to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

{Images via New York Magazine}